Sunday, April 25, 2010
Maze vs. Labyrinth
[Images: From "Labyrinths, Mazes and the Spaces Inbetween" by Sam McElhinney].
I love mazes and labyrinths!
Here is a link to a post about a study by architecture student and researcher Sam McElhinney on mazes and labyrinths and how they may impact architectural and urban design.
Fascinating, a little dense but the gist of the proposition is that mazes have branches and dead-ends designed for confusion. The labyrinth has paths that twist and turn, but still stay consistent --- therefore yielding a more pleasant experience.
The site has many beautiful images of both.......enjoy: